Tilbury Douglas to lead construction of £28m A&E department

Published: 19-Jan-2022

Contract is marks single biggest investment in Arrowe Park Hospital, Wirral, since it opened 40 years ago

Tilbury Douglas has been commissioned to lead the construction of the new £28m accident and emergency (A&E) department at Arrowe Park Hospital.

Contracted by Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust; the scheme includes the demolition of the current urgent treatment centre and staff accommodation, making way for new facility, located off Arrowe Park Road in Woodchurch.

The new A&E will have a single entry point which will improve access for ambulances and allow for better social distancing.

Janelle Holmes, trust chief executive, said: “The new facility will completely transform Wirral’s only emergency department and also the provision of urgent care for local people.”

“This is the biggest investment at Arrowe Park Hospital since it was built almost 40 years ago and shows our commitment to enhancing the care we provide to those who are in most urgent need.”

Phil Shaw, divisional director for the North West at Tilbury Douglas, added: “Utilising our extensive experience within the healthcare sector, we are looking forward to working with Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to deliver a new urgent treatment centre that will provide an enhanced environment for patients and visitors.”

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